Daltile, an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and natural stone tile products, has opened the doors to a new design studio in Miami. The 4,600 square-foot, two-story studio space, complete with tile library, and communal and private workspaces, is accompanied by a KeysGranite stone and slab yard. Providing a variety of tile and stone products from both Daltile and KeysGranite brands, the design studio supports the local architectural and design community by providing a unique single-source resource for products and services needed to satisfy clientele.
“The space provides not only a place to view and select product, but a professional environment where designers and architects can feel comfortable staying to work for a few hours, or bringing their customers in for consultation,” said April Wilson, director, brand marketing, Dal-Tile.
The Daltile/KeysGranite Miami Design Studio welcomes visitors with a stunning byzantine glass mural of a bird of paradise flower. The tropical palette and South Beach-inspired ambiance encompasses the studio as customers take in products artfully displayed on floors, walls and vignettes.
“The space emulates the other Daltile design studios in some ways, but has a character of its own that really reflects what is hot in Miami right now – whites, neutrals and big, bold shapes,” said Glenn Isenmann, associate for Gensler, the global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm that designed the studio for Daltile.
Precious and exotic stones, as well as large format tile options, are displayed prominently due to the high demand among local designers. At the center of the space, a custom chandelier made with tile pieces hangs over a large meeting table. Used for networking and local design association events, the adjacent hospitality area features a stunning book-matched Blue Macauba quartzite backsplash and bright white quartz countertops.
Throughout, the studio feels like a sophisticated design firm with communal worktables and easy access to product samples. A loose tile library provides customers with full-size samples to help them match and coordinate colors and styles for their projects. Light panels show how tile will look in different settings in the home, an important factor in choosing the correct tile for a customer’s space.
Digital tools in the studio allow customers to bring their design ideas to life. An LCD touch screen lets customers virtually flip through the digital catalog, view inspiration gallery images and build out designs with the tile and stone visualizer tool. Additionally, meeting rooms located on the second floor provide quiet space for customer consultations.
Connected to the studio, the KeysGranite slab yard houses hundreds of slabs for selection from exotics, to granite and quartz. This offering allows designers to utilize the space as a multi-faceted hub for tile and stone specification from floor to ceiling.
The Miami studio, located at 8788 N.W. 27th Street, is the fourth Daltile design studio to open its doors, joining Dallas, Philadelphia and San Francisco as a regional design hub for the brand. A grand opening celebration will take place on May 7, 2015, in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine.
For more information about the breadth and depth of Daltile and KeysGranite product and retail offerings, visit Daltile.com or KeysGranite.com.
Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass and metal tile products, as well as natural stone tile and slab products. Daltile products are distributed through over 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slab yards and gallery design centers that service a robust network of trade customers. Dedicated to innovative product development and distinguished style, Daltile provides a rich palette of quality products created to inspire residential and commercial designs. For more information, visit www.daltile.com and follow Daltile on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
KeysGranite, a Daltile Company, provides the Florida design community one of the largest selections of stone available with an array of colors and patterns. The more than 400 different types of stone available, allow KeysGranite to offer excellent quality at a variety of competitive price points. Three showrooms in Orlando, Miami and Palm Beach, Fla., specialize in cut-to-size as well as custom products. For more information about KeysGranite, visit www.keysgranite.com.